High School Sports

Football: Newberry at Chapin

Site: Cecil Woolbright Field. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Newberry notes: The Bulldogs (1-2) suffered a humbling 39-3 loss last week at Fairfield Central. The 36-point losing margin was the worst for a Newberry team since a 55-10 loss to the same Griffins in 1999 … Newberry has more field goals than touchdowns on the board (3-2) in the early going.

Chapin notes: The Eagles (2-1) are coming off their most complete performance of the season in a 27-7 home win over Gilbert. Chapin rolled up 460 offensive yards, 291 coming by land. Eagles backs averaged 7.1 yards on 41 carries … Quarterback Jeff Miller had a big game, running for a game-high 120 yards and one touchdown on just 12 carries and hitting on eight of 13 passes for 169 yards and two scores. Neil Sawyer was the main target again, and finished with three catches for 101 yards and one TD … An 82-yard scoring strike from Miller to Sawyer at 4:55 of the first quarter proved to be the game-winning tally … Mikey Capers ran for 114 yards on 13 carries … Chapin did not have to punt the ball away all night … The only down note was the Eagles lost three fumbles … Defensively, the Eagles limited Gilbert star Marco Anderson to 91 yards rushing and no touchdowns. It was the first time this season Anderson failed to run for 100 yards or find his way to the end zone.

Series history: It’s been a long time since Chapin celebrated a win over the Bulldogs. The last Eagles success, in fact, was a 20-13 win in 1989. Since then, Newberry has won 10 in a row, including last season’s 28-6 decision.

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